Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD, VOLUME 2 JANUARY 10, 2014
Posted on 01/10/2014 12:20:06 PM PST by greeneyes
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The rain should help to melt everything. Not much doing with the gardening, since my Grand Daughter came back for another couple of days visit before going back to college. We have focused on cooking and watching the food network programs.
Hope everyone is doing great and enjoying the planning for spring. Have a great weekend, and God Bless.
Pinging the List.
My peat pots arrived! (I don’t know if I mentioned that in last week’s thread). I’m excited! This makes me think that spring may actually arrive this year. :)
I plan to have my garden soil tested next week, Prepping for spring. Highs will be in the mid 50s to low 60s next week.
Lovely surprise today (amid downpours & cold temps) .... my mom got an Amaryllis bulb at a party before Christmas. I helped her plant it in the enclosed pot and it’s been sitting in the back room (southern exposure). She brought it to me last week and it had a nice green shoot. Today, she pointed it out and it has two red blooms and two more buds! Wow, did it take off fast once it started growing! It’s a cheery reminder on the window sill that winter won’t last forever.
Mid April for me. I don’t like to transplant until the latter part of May. I don’t like cook damp weather. Plus I have stuff that I planted in the previous fall that I use during the rainy spring season.
Like lettuce, carrots, garlic, winter wheat. While I have tried various seeds to start and transplant, tomatoes are the ones that I feel the success was sufficient to reward the effort.
I plant directly for most things. I do plant potatoes in April and early May.
I have a bunch of newspaper pots made, but need to make a few more.
Good to hear from you RD. Have you started any seeds yet, or is it too early?
Love the stuff that blooms in winter. We have a Christmas Cactus that has nice red blooms sitting in a window with SW exposure.
Have not started seeds yet its a little early here for that.
Can you please add me to your ping list?
Oh well, you’ve got such nice temps today.
Yep, Low 60s today through Tuesday.
We don’t subscribe to any newspapers, and I’m lazy. That’s why I opted for the peat pots. :)
When is your last frost date? Ours is the very end of May here in Massachusetts.
LOL. We don’t subscribe any more either, but we have plenty of leftovers, and we do buy and occasional St Louis paper from the news stand. It doesn’t take too many.
Hubby makes most of them, me being the lazy one.
God bless him. :)
He’s a keeper for sure.LOL
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